Lord Oxburgh is to chair a scientific assessment panel that will examine the published science of the CRU. Climate sceptics questioned whether Lord Oxburgh, chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables, was truly independent because he led organisations that depended on climate change being seen as an urgent problem.
Lord Oxburgh has said that he believes the need to tackle climate change will make capturing carbon from power plants “a worldwide industry of the same scale as the international oil industry today”.
The Carbon Capture and Storage Association, of which Lord Oxburgh is chairman, has stated that carbon capture could become a “trillion dollar industry” by 2050. In an interview in 2007, Lord Oxburgh said that the threat from global warming was so severe that “it may be that we shall need . . . regulations which impose very severe penalties on people who emit more than specified amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere”.And this person is going to chair an "independant" enquiry? I don't think so!
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